On Monday night Take That surprised audiences of their new musical The Band with a special performance, during the show's finale. The show which is now in previews at the Manchester Opera House opens officially on 28th September before embarking on a major UK Tour.
The Band is written by Tim Firth and features the music of Take That. It's a musical about what it's like to grow up with a boyband. For five 16 year-old friends in 1992, ‘the band' is everything. 25 years on, we are reunited with the group of friends, now 40-something women, as they try once more to fulfil their dream of meeting their heroes.
The Band is directed by Gim Gavin and Jack Ryder, designed by Jon Bausor and chreographed by Kim Gavin. It is produced by David Pugh and Dafydd Rogers and Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, Mark Owen and Robbie Williams.